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Hi I'm Deborah

I'm a Mormon. I was baptized in 1989. Several years later, I met my husband where he was stationed and we have 4 children.

About Me

I grew up in Massachusetts, where I went to college and worked. I was baptized in June 1989. In 1993, I met my husband when he was stationed at an Air Force base there. Once I had my son, my work became my family. I have 1 son and 3 daughters. My husband is still in the military, which means we get to move around and see different parts of the country. So many amazing things to see, whether it be natural wonders or monuments that reflect the history of our country. I like read, try new recipes, stamp and digi scrap. Every so often, I will dabble with a different project to learn something new or make something usable for longer. Lately my interests have taken me back to the basics, making things from scratch or basic materials.

Why I am a Mormon

When I joined the church in 1989, the first thing I gained a testimony of was prayer. Partially because of the decision to be baptized but mostly due to a car accident I was involved in. I remember sitting on a guard rail on a highway in Pennsylvania, praying with all my heart. I had wonderful feeling and sweet peace that came over me and I knew it would be alright. From then on, I've always been of a mindset that if I prayed, I would receive an answer. When I chose to be baptized, I had faith that this was the restored church and that Joseph Smith was a prophet. As I continued in faith, I gained a testimony that the teachings are true and we are blessed to have the restored gospel on the earth today and that Joseph Smith an instrument in Heavenly Father's hands. I have a testimony of the Atonement. It is hard to fathom the pain and suffering Jesus endured for us. The atonement is the perfect love the Savior has for each of us. A love full of mercy, patience, long-suffering, and forgiving.

How I live my faith

I feel the love of the Lord in my daily life as I keep the covenants that I have made. I know that I'm not forgotten and Heavenly Father is mindful of me and guides me in the direction I should go and gives me the strength that I need to endure. I love the scriptures and how they offer understanding, peace and direction for me. Since joining the church, I have spent a lot time teaching the children. One of my favorite positions with the children was when I worked with the 8-11 year old girls and helped them through various activities to learn and live the gospel, serve others and develop their own talents. I have been involved in Scouting as a leader since the early 90s. Most consistently when my son started as a Tiger Scout 10 years ago to present day. He earned his Eagle Scout rank last year but I hold several positions between the pack, troop and district. I look to volunteer in our community whether it be school, an assisted living facility, etc. I'm trying to help my kids to be more aware of others and be willing to help. We are doing a 30 days of service challenge in our family right now. Jesus was known for the love and service he gave and He is our example.